During the London 2012 Olympic Games, NHK held SHV Public Viewings (PV) in Japan, the UK and the USA, in cooperation with the BBC and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). The SHV-PVs were held at sites in Tokyo’s Shibuya and Akihabara districts, as well as in Fukushima, at the BBC and International Broadcast Centre in London, in Glasgow and Bradford, and in Washington DC.
At each site, viewers were provided with high-quality images and sound, using large screens and a 22.2-channel audio system. People who came to the PVs enjoyed the opening ceremony and highlights of events. Comments included, “It’s lovely!” and “I was moved to see such beautiful pictures.”